The Rub - Anthology (parts 1 & 2) was recorded in 1983 over a 6 month period. These recordings were an attempt to capture every song we had collectively written as of that date. We weren't entirely happy with many of them, and many were not completed. There were many songs that didn't make it on the recording session, either because we found them no longer relevant, or we just didn't care that much about them. We were just glad to have them on record while some of the old members were still happy to participate. I have credited the musicians to the best of my recollection (it has been 27 years). The year they were written is recorded after each track.
Dan often borrowed from his old songs to make new ones with each different band he started, and this sometimes can be confusing. Around this time he started Pain & Love, which was basically The Rub without me after I quit playing with the band. I had quit before we made these recordings. Because it was all one recording session, we keep them all together. I played on various versions of the following songs, but they were primarily performed and played best by: Pain & Love - Dan, Tim, & Eric: (Pt.1 - trks.1,4,5,) (Pt.2 - trks. 9,11,18.19).
Many of the other songs were performed live by Pain & Love also.
(Pt.1 - trk.19) was Dan & Erics pet project.
There is also a missing tape from the anthology which included songs originally written for The Farting Clods: Many have renditions included in The Rub Live at The Shockwave. The originals were much better versions: Mickey Pheiffer did not sing them. Uncle Scrooges Last Cent (trk.14) is the earliest tune I recall Dan playing with an amplifier, and is the home of creation for many of his original riffs. It sounded somewhat different each time.(as did every song he wrote) Granite Man was no. 2.
Tom Russell, Fall 2010
Rub Anthology Pt.1
1. Borneo Carnage (1982 D)
2. Paul (1972 D)
3. Alfred was a Newman (1982 bros.)
4. Table and a Footstool (1981 D)
5. Pain & Love (1982 bros.)
6. Humping, Gurgling, Flabby Foreheads (1982 bros.)
7. Sucked into the Service (1981 bros.)
8. Kickin' Ass on Johnny Slash (1979 bros.)
9. Kickin' Ass (cont.) (1979 bros.)
10. Scratch (pt. 2) (1979 bros.)
11. Cigs After Sex (1980 bros.)
12. SBD (1980 bros.)
13. I Wanna Go (1972 D)
14. Workouts and Rubdowns (1980 bros.)
15. Repeat (1977 bros.)
16. Granite Man (1972)
17. Greasy Kings' Thing (1981 bros.)
18. Walter (1976 bros.)
19. Hey Yeah (1982 D)
20. Planet Perk (1980 bros.)
21. Nothing Can Stop Me (1973 D)
22. Scratch (pt.1) (1979 D)
23. Escape Hatch (1982 bros.)
Dan Russell - Guitar trks.1-23, Bass trks.14-17,19-21,23, Farfisa Organ trk. 4 -
Vocals, Backup Vocals Tom Russell - Violin trks. 2, 8-12,14,15,17,18, 21, 22, Mandocaster trks. 3, 7-9, 23
Ambient Guitar trk.18, Bass trk.16, Accordian trk. 5, Vocals trks. 3, 6,8-9,
Backup Vocals trks.1, 3,5, 8-9,12,17, 21,22 Tim Taebel - Bass trks.1-13,15,18,22 Eric Baldwin - Drums trks.1 - 23, Marimba, Gong trk.13, 20, Triangle trk.18 Al Korth - Backup Vocals trk.1 Dan Bowyer - Alto Sax, trk. 7
All songs written by The Russell Bros. (as indicated T, D, or bros.)
(All rights reserved Russell Bros. Music 1983)
July 1, 2009 Subject:
This is where it all starts, folks. The demented genius of the Russell bros. Purely the most insane and original rock and roll in the state of Michigan. Will someone get the Rolling Stones off the fucking stage so the Rub can move in and blast off ferchrissakes! I'm honored to say I played with these bastards as a youngin. It blew my mind then and it continues to blow my mind now. Knucklefuckingsandwich, please?